In Search of Basic Units of Spoken Language

A corpus-driven approach

Editors
| Tel Aviv University
| Federal University of Minas Gerais
| University of Florence - LABLITA
| Federal University of Minas Gerais
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What is the best way to analyze spontaneous spoken language? In their search for the basic units of spoken language the authors of this volume opt for a corpus-driven approach. They share a strong conviction that prosodic structure is essential for the study of spoken discourse and each bring their own theoretical and practical experience to the table. In the first part of the book they segment spoken material from a range of different languages (Russian, Hebrew, Central Pomo (an indigenous language from California), French, Japanese, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese). In the second part of the book each author analyzes the same two spoken English samples, but looking at them from different perspectives, using different methods of analysis as reflected in their respective analyses in Part I. This approach allows for common tendencies of segmentation to emerge, both prosodic and segmental.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 94]  Expected June 2020.  xi, 440 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction. In search of a basic unit of spoken language: Segmenting speech
Shlomo Izre'el, Heliana Mello, Alessandro Panunzi and Tommaso Raso
1–32
Part I
33–299
Chapter 1. Russian spoken discourse: Local structure and prosody
Andrej A. Kibrik, Nikolay A. Korotaev and Vera I. Podlesskaya
35–76
Chapter 2. The basic unit of spoken language and the interfaces between prosody, discourse and syntax: A View from spontaneous spoken Hebrew
Shlomo Izre'el
77–105
Chapter 3. Prosody and the organization of information in Central Pomo, a California indigenous language
Marianne Mithun
107–126
Chapter 4. Syntactic and prosodic segmentation in spoken French
Jeanne-Marie Debaisieux and Philippe Martin
127–154
Chapter 5. Design and annotation of two-level utterance units in Japanese
Takehiko Maruyama, Yasuharu Den and Hanae Koiso
155–180
Chapter 6. The pragmatic analysis of speech and its illocutionary classification according to the Language into Act Theory
Emanuela Cresti
181–219
Chapter 7. Illocution as a unit of reference for spontaneous speech: An account of insubordinated adverbial clauses in Brazilian Portuguese
Giulia Bossaglia, Heliana Mello and Tommaso Raso
221–256
Chapter 8. Narrative discourse segmentation in clinical linguistics
Mira B. Bergelson and Mariya V. Khudyakova
257–284
Chapter 9. Cross-linguistic comparison of automatic detection of speech breaks in read and narrated speech in four languages
Plínio A. Barbosa
285–299
Part II
301–431
Same texts, different approaches to segmentation: An introduction to the second part of the volume
Shlomo Izre'el, Heliana Mello, Alessandro Panunzi and Tommaso Raso
303–307
Chapter 1. Segmentation and analysis of the two English excerpts: The Brazilian team proposal
Tommaso Raso, Plínio A. Barbosa, Frederico A. Cavalcante and Maryualê M. Mittmann
309–325
Chapter 2. Analysis of two English spontaneous speech examples with the dependency incremental prosodic structure model
Philippe Martin
327–336
Chapter 3. Applying criteria of spontaneous Hebrew speech segmentation to English
Shlomo Izre'el
337–348
Chapter 4. Basic units of speech segmentation
Marianne Mithun
349–358
Chapter 5. Segmentation of the English texts Navy and Hearts with SUU and LUU
Takehiko Maruyama
359–366
Chapter 6. The Moscow approach to local discourse structure: An application to English
Andrej A. Kibrik, Nikolay A. Korotaev and Vera I. Podlesskaya
367–382
Chapter 7. Some notes on the Hearts and Navy excerpts according to the Language into Act Theory
Emanuela Cresti and Massimo Moneglia
383–401
Chapter 8. Comparing annotations for the prosodic segmentation of spontaneous speech: Focus on reference units
Alessandro Panunzi, Lorenzo Gregori and Bruno Rocha
403–431
Index
433–440
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Chapter 1. Russian spoken discourse

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Chapter 2. The basic unit of spoken language and the interfaces between prosody, discourse and syntax

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Chapter 3. Prosody and the organization of information in Central Pomo, a California indigenous language

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Chapter 4. Syntactic and prosodic segmentation in spoken French

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Chapter 5. Design and annotation of two-level utterance units in Japanese

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Chapter 6. The pragmatic analysis of speech and its illocutionary classification according to the Language into Act Theory

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Chapter 7. Illocution as a unit of reference for spontaneous speech

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Chapter 8. Narrative discourse segmentation in clinical linguistics

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Chapter 9. Cross-linguistic comparison of automatic detection of speech breaks in read and narrated speech in four languages

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN011000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019059347